I’ve been taught to avoid purchasing natural sea sponges. If I’m remembering correctly, this was also advice given in a couple USITT sessions. I normally get the wool, cellulose, synthetic, or faux natural sea sponges.
What do you all think about natural vs. synthetic sea sponges? Are there any problems with purchasing natural sea sponges? Also, where do you get yours from?
The only thing I seem to recall is that you shouldn’t get bleach on a natural sponge… something about it disintegrating? Because it’s an organic material? Which I would assume is not an issue with synthetic sea sponges.